Following are some of the incidents reported to the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) for the week ending Oct. 27. The official log is located at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, and is available online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu.Oct. 23: An officer was dispatched to take a report of a stolen mountain bicycle, lock, and helmet at Tosteson Medical Education Center. At Harkness Commons, an MBTA Charlie Card and $137 were stolen.Oct. 24: An unattended, unsecured CD player was stolen from the Fairbank Center. At 2 Mt. Auburn St., an officer assisted the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) with a motor vehicle accident.Oct. 25: At Evans Way and Park Drive, an individual informed an officer that two other individuals took their cell phone and fled the area. The Boston Police Department took over upon arrival.Oct. 26: An officer was dispatched to take a report of damage done to plants outside of the Kresge building. At Leverett House, officers were dispatched to take a report of a theft. The following unattended, unsecured items were reported missing: Two iPhones, credit cards, ID cards, keys, digital camera, and MP3 player. At Mill Street and Plympton Street, officers observed a group of individuals with the same CPD description of a group observed slashing tires. The CPD was notified and took over the scene upon arrival.Oct. 27: At the Gutman Library, an officer responded to a report of a stolen unattended, unsecured wallet containing an MBTA Charlie Card, ID card, credit cards, and $40. At the School of Public Health Community Relations Office, an officer took a report of graffiti on the front glass door. At the Littauer Center, an officer was dispatched to take a report of a stolen duffel bag containing a Dell laptop. A mountain bicycle and master U-Lock were reported stolen at Canaday Hall. At Dunster House, an officer was dispatched to take a report of a stolen iPod touch.
Taylor posted this photo on Facebook with a message for Keith, “Thank you to this awesome Las Vegas airport maintenance employee who was able to save the day!”“What I did wasn’t much,” he said on the McCarran Airport Facebook Page when they contacted him for details. “We all are in debt to him and his family for sacrificing in service to us.”Taylor Morris, it turns out, doesn’t waste his life feeling sorry for himself. His enthusiasm for service led him to organize the second annual 5K Glow Stick race to raise money to help someone else.Close to 1,000 glowing supporters took to the streets in Cedar Falls, Iowa to run in the evening 5K on Saturday, August 23. They raised around $7,000 and race participants voted on which deserving person should get the money.A 1-year-old girl named Lily, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type one, was named the winner. When Lily’s dad was brought on stage, he gave a touching speech and ended it by saying their family would like to divide the $7,000 with each of the other 5 nominees.Learn more at TaylorMorris.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA U.S. veteran, quadruple amputee Taylor Morris, was traveling through McCarran Airport in Las Vegas with his wife, when his prosthetic knee suddenly broke down. His tool kit was out of reach, packed in his luggage, but luckily the lead aircraft mechanic for American Airlines was able to come to the rescue.“Normally we just fix airplanes and don’t interface with passengers,” said Keith Duffner who received a call for help from a colleague upstairs.“Occasionally we provide tape or glue for an interim repair (but) on this call, a traveling military veteran was in need of a wrench to adjust his artificial leg.”It took a few minutes to loosen the screws, and then his wife and Duffner realigned the foot.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore It was an average and quiet night in the post-dinner Galvez household – until bathmageddon took over out in the tub.Luke the four-year-old toddler was enjoying the suds that arose in his nightly bath supervised by his father Jason in New York.“After filling the tub with warm water,” Jason told Good News Network, “I added just a cap-full of bubble-bath so Luke could enjoy some bubbles.”NEED A SMILE?….GET OUR NEW GOOD NEWS APP—> Download FREE for Android and iOSWhile dad nipped out of the bathroom to grab a fresh pair of kiddie PJs, he returned to find soap hiding almost every inch of the bathtub with Luke peering out amongst the white suds.“Luuuuuke,” Jason asked, “did you pour all the bubble-bath into the water?”The stunned tot wisely assessed the situation before replying innocently, “What bubble bath?”CHECK Out: Cute Russian 5-yr-olds Escape From Kindergarten To Buy A Sports CarSHARE This Guilty Friday Funny With Your Friends… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
At a quarter to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Corby Hall will open its doors for the 15th annual Corby Night event, welcoming any young men on campus considering religious discernment.Fr. James B. King, religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame and director of Campus Ministry, began Corby Night in 1999 while serving as director of the Office of Vocations. The current director, Fr. Jim Gallagher, now heads the event.“What we are trying to do at Corby Night is give guys an opportunity to gather with us for prayer and informal interaction to just see more about what the religious life is like,” Gallagher said.The evening will feel very much like a regular evening as a brother of the Holy Cross, Gallagher said.“Our community life is that we pray together and we socialize together and then go about the work that we are doing,” he said.Holy Cross priests and brothers, as well as some seminarians, will accompany Corby Night attendees in a prayer followed by a brief introduction by Gallagher about Corby Hall, the Holy Cross community and other discernment opportunities. The night will conclude with pizza and further conversation in one of the common rooms of Corby Hall.Gallagher said the night is designed for any young man who is considering the possibility of the religious life or the priesthood and is not restricted only to those considering the Congregation of the Holy Cross.Freshman Redmond Tuttle said he intends to become a diocesan priest but still plans to attend Corby Night.“I am ecstatic about Corby Night because it is a great opportunity to meet other young discerning men and priests who have already responded to the call,” Tuttle said.Each year about 30 to 40 men attend Corby Night, with 10 to 15 men actually entering the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Gallagher said.“That shows that there are a lot of guys open to thinking about and interacting with discernment,” he said.Gallagher hopes the men will “talk about discernment, and then if it does connect, and they do feel drawn to it, follow where that leads.”“One of the toughest things in life is that sometimes we have questions on our mind — should I do this, is this what God is calling me to do? But then we just sit and think about it over and over again,” he said. “What I want to do is give guys an opportunity to think about discernment, to do something about it and to get a clear sense of what God is calling them to do.”Gallagher said he anticipates Corby Night will be such an opportunity.Tags: Congregation of the Holy Cross, Corby Night, discernment, Holy Cross, priests
The Associated Press in 2016 released a report compiled by the Austin American Statesman stating that Hispanics and Latinos are largely underrepresented politically across Texas.The American Statesman reported more than 1.3 million Hispanics in Texas live in cities or counties with no Hispanic representation on their city council or commissioners court. Disparities remain high even when accounting for non-citizens.This is very much the case for Jefferson County as well where Hispanics and Latinos make up 20 percent of the population yet do not have representation on the Jefferson County Commissioners Court. Equally as concerning is the city of Port Arthur, where Hispanics and Latinos make up 33 percent of the population yet have not seen a consistent Hispanic presence elected to the City Council for a number of years.Across Mid County communities, Groves has the highest population of Hispanics and Latinos at 4 percent. Yet Hispanics and Latinos have zero representation there, as well.Representation of all ethnic groups across local government is important to ensure all citizens have a voice. Representation in local government needs to change as communities grow and as their demographics change. City-data.com states that the current ethnic makeup of Port Arthur shows African Americans represents 38 percent of the population, Hispanics are at 33 percent and White/Caucasians are at 21 percent.That is vastly different from 2000, when African Americans represented 44 percent of the population, White/Caucasians were at 32 percent and Hispanics at 17 percent.Back in the 1980s, when white/Caucasian ethnicity was much higher that other ethnic groups in Port Arthur, a change was made at the local government level to increase the number of city council seats to nine. This added two citywide seats and two overlapping district seats. The mindset was to allow ethnic groups with lower population numbers an opportunity to acquire equal representation on local government councils.Fast forward to today, where out of the nine seats on The Port Arthur City Council, eight are held by people of African American ethnicity. There are zero Hispanic/Latinos as well as zero white/Caucasians. So why is it that? Why do Hispanics and Latinos stay away from consistently being a part of local government?The most obvious reason is our lack of voter turnout, which continues year in and year out. When you have a 4 percent voter turnout on a regular basis, candidates are basically relying on the registered voters to whom they reach out and entice to the polls. They are not reaching out beyond that.In simple terms, they only want the voters who will get them elected — voters they know will show up to the polls.Voter turnout will only get worse if eligible individuals don’t vote consistently. They will become structurally excluded from the political process. That means candidates will not campaign for an individual’s vote if that person is not a regular voter.The Austin American Statesman report also suggests a few reasons for this lack of presence and representation. Texas laws have made registering to vote more difficult, redistricting efforts were designed to dilute Hispanic influence and there is a perceived abandonment of Hispanic voters by statewide political parties.To increase Latino representation among local governments, reports suggest, they need to feel more engaged. They need to have a stake in it. They want to have an equal place in society.But many feel they do not, are overlooked and do not have a voice. They need to see that change will be beneficial and that their voice is just as important as every other legal citizen.Latinos are a highly supportive group with strong family ties. Those ties are also very strong for leaders that will push for issues they feel are important to their culture and families.Find a candidate or candidates who can push for the issues important to the Hispanic and Latino population and change in the lack of political representation here would come now, not later.
A bramson petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, William Abramson of Wellington has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.On December 18, 2008, the court suspended Abramson for a period of 91 days for engaging in conduct intended to disrupt a tribunal and making a statement with reckless disregard to its truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge. Abramson was then suspended for a period of six months, nunc pro tunc to the effective date of the previous suspension for failing to reveal potential juror misconduct until after the verdict had been rendered in a case and making a statement with reckless disregard to its truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Abramson’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, legal assistant for The Florida Bar, at (954) 835-0233. September 1, 2009 Regular News Abramson petitions for reinstatement
Bar leaders support Orlando United FLORIDA BAR LEADERS recently presented the #OrlandoUnited banner, signed at the Bar’s Annual Convention, to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. The Young Lawyers Division also presented a check for $5,000 to Dyer for the OneOrlando Fund to help victims (and their families) of the Pulse massacre. Donations can still be made online at https://donate.oneorlando.org/ or by check made payable to OneOrlando Fund and sent to OneOrlando, P.O. Box 4990, Orlando 32802-4990. From the left are Gordon Glover, immediate-past YLD president; Board of Governors member Wayne Helsby of Orlando; BoG member Paul SanGiovanni of Orlando; Kim Homer, executive director of the Orange County Bar; YLD President Katherine Hurst Miller of Daytona Beach; Dyer; YLD board member Eric Elms of Orlando; YLD board member Karen Persis of Orlando; YLD board member Jennifer Smith of Orlando; and Wiley Boston, president of the Orange County Bar. August 1, 2016 Regular News
Becker took home two individual titles at the AT&T Winter Nationals meet in December in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. His 100 freestyle time of 42.87 was one of the best in Minnesota history. The sophomore defeated Olympian Tom Shields in the 50-yard event.“I’m just ready to go fast and see what I can do when I fully rest, because I wasn’t even fully rested for that [meet].” Becker said of Winter Nationals. Becker’s unyielding work ethic has paid off for him in competition, and Kremer said that quality, along with his taking to coaching well, plays a large part in his success.“That’s a real trademark of an elite athlete, or really someone who’s great at anything they do,” Kremer said. “That’s true for Bowe. He wants to be better and that’s a quality that’s good for him and great for the team, because that sort of attitude is contagious.”The Triple Dual this weekend against Purdue and Northwestern and the Minnesota Challenge next weekend are the teams’ last conference meets before the Big Ten Championships on Feb. 22.The teams last competed in Denver against Denver and Wyoming and won both dual meets despite tough circumstances on an overnight flight.“Now we’ve got our feet back on the ground, and this is a Big Ten dual with two quality Big Ten teams,” Kremer said. “This will be a nice last opportunity to compete and fine tune. I just want to see us perform well across the board and gain some confidence going into our rest.” Becker lives up to “Most Improved” titleThe sophomore took home five first place finishes as a rookie and is coming off of two recent national wins. Alyssa HodenfieldJanuary 27, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintBowe Becker has been a standout swimmer in the sprint department this season, and can’t see himself peaking anytime soon.It’s no surprise that the sophomore was named “Most Improved,” by his teammates last season, and he still says there’s more room for improvement in his second season with the Gophers.“I just always want more. I’m always hungry for more,” Becker said.Becker grabbed five first place finishes as a freshman, but has shifted his focus to new details this year.“I’ve been working a lot on my underwaters,” Becker said. “I’ve noticed that I have probably a better stroke than most people do, and I can swim faster, but in the details I lose some of the speed.”Head coach Kelly Kremer said he discovered Becker while he was in in Las Vegas, Nevada, recruiting another student. Becker said he had not been recruited by any other colleges, but Kremer noticed his talent. “I saw him do a little bit of varied sprinting, and when he went from slow swimming to fast swimming he looked different,” Kremer said. “He looked like an athlete I wanted to get to know.” The Las Vegas native said once he came on his recruiting trip to the University of Minnesota there was no turning back, and that he’s loved Minnesota ever since.
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2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has appointed Yann Helle as managing director. Helle replaces Tim Eyles, who is moving to the role of vice president with parent company Acteon.Helle, who previously held the position of technical manager, will have responsibility for the leadership and development of 2H globally, focusing on evolving and expanding new business opportunities particularly life extension, abandonment and marginal field developments.Global director, Dr. Hugh Howells, said: “Yann’s growth into the management side of our business along with his extensive technical and project management experience made him the ideal choice for this role. His focus on the long term vision of 2H will ensure we are well positioned to deal with the current market challenges and we look forward to seeing the results we know he will produce.”Helle joined 2H in 2002. He recently returned to 2H’s London office following three years in Houston as project manager of the TLP top tensioned riser system delivery management project for Total’s Moho Nord field development. Helle will continue his involvement in the project through to installation in the third quarter of 2016.“I am thrilled to be taking on this role, having developed through the company over the last 14 years. I look forward to working even closer with the leadership team at 2H Offshore to ensure the company continues to succeed despite current market conditions,” Helle said.